Updated: Dec/22/2006 12:15 AM
Green Bay beats Minnesota...what does that mean for tiebreakers?
Here's a couple of quick bullets on what effect the Packers 9-7 barnburner win over the Vikings has on the Playoff Race.
- Minnesota is now officially eliminated from playoff contention.
- Although Green Bay won to stay alive in the playoff hunt, the Packers will be eliminated from playoff contention if the NY Giants beat New Orleans this week. The New Orleans win would give the Giants a common opponents tiebreaker advantage over the Packers. That combined with the Packers loss to Philadelphia earlier this year and the fact that none of Atlanta, Carolina, SF, Seattle or St. Louis can create a 3-way tiebreaker with GB and either NYG or Philly at 8-8 with a 7-5 conference record (that might help keep GB alive based on Strength of Victory).
- GB fans need to root for Giants losses the rest of the way and at least one Atlanta loss and at least one St. Louis loss, in addition to the Packers need for a win against Chicago next week.
nothing really new. But I figured since its a new week, it'd be good to update. GO SAINTS, REDSKINS, and PANTHERS!